The lather and shave preaching process

The Lather & Shave Club

The Lather and Shave Club meets once a quarter at Abbotsford , Armidale and Wahroonga. It is a club designed to sharpen pastors in their preaching so that they may preach with more clarity as they expound and apply the Bible in their local contexts. We enjoy decent coffee, good food and a warm comradery. Our main aim, however, is to sharpen each other in the task of preaching faithfully, clearly, from the text and in an engaging manner. Each gathering starts with a presentation on an aspect of preaching. This is usually delivered by David. Following this we critique one another as we take turns in preaching a sermon.

We critique via the lather and shave method:
Lathering - what was good?
Shaving - where could this sermon be improved?

Currently three Mens’ Lather and Shave clubs meet once a quarter at Abbotsford, Armidale and Wahroonga. These clubs are designed to sharpen pastors preaching as they expound and apply the Bible in their local context.

A Women's Preaching Club meets quarterly in Drummoyne. Current members preach in varied contexts - university student ministry, women's events at local churches, women's conferences and in itinerant ministries. We follow the lather and shave method of critique to encourage and sharpen each other in this labour and privilege of preaching God's precious word. We also value rich conversations over lunch and across the day. Please contact Janet Riley if you'd like to know more.

Our next Workshop is on Preaching Parables, at Drummoyne, on Tuesday-Thursday, 30 May- 1 June, 2023. Facilitators: David Burge, David Cook, Janet Riley.

Daryl Soh Pastor at Abbotsford Presbyterian Church

Darryl Soh

Darryl Soh is the pastor at Abbotsford Presbyterian Church and co-ordinator of Lather & Shave Abbotsford

John Wolhuis

John Woldhuis

John is the Minister of Wahroonga Presbyterian Church and the coordinator of the Wahroonga club

Photo of Nick Stone

Nick Stone

Nick Stone is the Vicar of Boggabri Anglican Church and coordinates the Armidale Club.

EPT Preaching Workshops

EPT Preaching Workshops are three day intensives for 8 preachers, involving all participants in preaching a recent sermon and then preparing and preaching a new sermon. These workshops are held as invited, they have been held in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Bundaberg and Kuala Lumpur. David Cook coordinates the Workshop and is accompanied by one other experienced preacher.

The pool of preachers used has included David Jones of Hobart, Steve Young of Springwood, NSW, and David Burge of Drummoyne. Workshops are conducted as we are invited ,use the contact form to make contact. There is no charge for the workshop.

EPT Preaching Workshop